Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 November 2016 at 12:07

Farmers to open Bank accounts in order to access financial services.  Finance Fair Kasese in Progress. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 13 May 2016 at 04:56

3ème et dernier jour de la 3ème édition du salon agricole et financier "agrifinance"

Cérémonie de clôture et remise d attestations aux exposants 

Merci àLisette van Benthum, notre facilitatrice réseau au Pays-Bas pour avoir effectué le déplacement. 

Florent AZONTONDJI Vraiment c'est génial ,je regrette fortement de ne pas y participer

2 years 6 months ago


2nd Batu Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 April 2016, All Day Event
  Batu, Ethiopia

2nd Batu Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair

Batu, 27 April 2016

A year ago AgriProFocus Ethiopia and OXFAM GB, in close collaboration with Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, organized in Batu a successful agribusiness finance fair which farmers took the stage.

In continuation of the results observed through that event the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair will be held on 27 April 2016 in the same city with the focus of assessing agricultural extension activities and the challenges of access to finance for horticultural farmers.

This event will include paper presentations from key actors in relation to access to finance for smallholder farmers, discussions with relevant government and private stakeholders, and an Exhibition by horticultural agribusiness organizations and farmers’ cooperatives in the area.

This is for the 9th Agribusiness Finance Fair for AgriProFocus Ethiopia to organize in different parts of the country with active partners like OXFAM GB.


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Masaka Agriculture Trade Fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  22 December 2015 to 01 January 2016 - All Day Event
  Masaka Golf Grounds

Are you an Agribusiness entrepreneur, Agric company, Agric input dealer, Transporter, Processor, Financial institution etc, utilize this opportunity to bring your product closer to your customers.

Book your stall now.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 24 November 2015 at 09:23

Bunyoro Agricultural Finance Fair attracts over 300 farmer entrepreneurs

AgriProFocus Innovation Community on Access to Finance in partnership with TRIAS Uganda, SNV, Masindi District Farmers Association (MADIFA) and Hoima District Farmers Association Organized yet another Regional and Final Finance Fair in the year 2015 that left no farmer in the garden! The Finance fair, which attracted a total of 300 purely farmers hailing from the districts of Masindi, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Hoima and Kibaale took place on the 13th November 2015 in Masindi. The enthusiastic farmers were taken through a facilitation and coaching session on the elements of financial management and brainstorming on the indicators of good financial management and risk mitigation measures. The coaching session also created a platform during which farmers cited challenges faced in accessing financial credit. It was good that the financial institutions including Centenary, Post bank, regional SACCOS, such as, MADFA SACCO, HO

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Roel Snelder Thanks Rita for such a nice article showing us the farmers voices

2 years 11 months ago


Agricultural Finance Fair -Masindi Do not miss!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  13 November 2015, All Day Event
  Masindi District

We are already in advanced stages, and putting everything together to go to Masindi for an Agricultural Finance Fair, scheduled to take place on the 13th November, 2015.

If you missed the Mbale fair, here comes an opportunity for you to participate in the Masindi event. Book a stall now, and/or register your participation with us at your earliest.

For more details, please contact Rita Kusasira, the AgriProFocus Events Manager, on or call:+256 759 583 943

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 October 2015 at 07:39

Farmers crack finance to business deals with financial service providers, during the Agricultural Finance Fair held on the 22nd and 23rd October 2015 in Mbale _Eastern part of Uganda

AgriProFocus Innovation Community on Access to Finance in partnership with Financial Access, SNV, GIZ-AGRUFIN, Uhuru Institute, Feed the Future, The Hunger Project Uganda, AMFIU, VECO East Africa and Mbale District Local Government convened a regional finance fair with an overall objective of linking Farmer entrepreneurs to Financial Service Solutions; for Increased Productivity and Profitability.

The two day fair attracted over 300 participants that included but not limited to producer organizations, financial service providers, agribusiness entrepreneurs and professionals, farmer organizations, insurance providers, cooperators, NGOs focusing on agribusiness and other agricultural value chain actors.

during the fair, both farmer groups and individual farmer entrepreneurs had an opportunity to interact with dif

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 4 September 2015 at 08:28


AgriProFocus RD Congo a organisé une foire financière, du 30 juillet au1erAoût 2015, à la paroisse Saint Pie X de Murhesa, dans le Territoire de Kabare.

L'objectif de cette foire était de «soutenir le développement des exploitants agricoles en leur favorisant l'accès aux services financiers (surtout le crédit agricole) ». Ceci permettra d’introduire une culture de business et un système compétitif.

Durant 3 jours, les agriculteurs venus des différents territoires des provinces du Sud-Kivu et du Nord-Kivu ont exposés différents produits agricoles.

La foire financière agricole à débuter par la coupure du ruban symbolique par son Excellence Mme Adolphine Idumbo ACHILIA (Ministre Provinciale des Finances et de l’Economie). Dans son discours d’ouverture, elle a invité la population de Bukavu et ses environs, surtout les agriculteurs, à s’approprier cette foire surtout commercialiser leurs produits aliments.

Le Coordonnateur Pays d

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Coffee Finance Fair, Lampung, Indonesia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  25 August 2015 to 27 August 2015 - All Day Event
  Lampung, Indonesia

AgriProFocus, 4C Association, Scopi (the Indonesian Coffee Plaform) and SCP (the Sustainable Coffee Program) will organize a finance fair focussing on Access to Finance for the Indonesian Coffee Value Chain. The fair will take place in Lampung from 25 till 27 August and will consist of;

Exhibition / Fair: open for financial service suppliers, coffee cooperatives, coffee processors and those offereing services to the coffee value chain, to disblay their products and services.

2 day conference: Where issues regarding Access to Finance in the Indonesian Coffee Value Chain will be discussed.

Field visit: the intention is to visit at least one coffee producer group and a processor.

and a coffee innovation contest.

To follow the program closely as it evolves, please check our Coffee Finance Fair Page regularly. If you would like to know more about possibilites to participate as an exhibitor or speaker during the conference, please so not hesitate to contact our AgriProFocus Indonesia coordinator,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 April 2015 at 05:30

AgriProFocus vous souhaite la bienvenue à la foire agricole de Ngozi. Nous sommes heureux de vous acquellir!

Ngozi, 15, 16 et 17 avril 2015.

Didier MUYIRAMYE Salut Rolf. Je connais bien Ngozi et j'espere que la foire sera un success. Bonne chance!

3 years 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 April 2015 at 02:26

Interview of the Month

With Rahel Bekele, Agriculture Service Advisor (OXFAM, Ethiopia Programme)

"It is always good to join hands in any development efforts, as partnership and alliance building is strength."

She was not only one of the Core Team members who handled the organization of the 8th AgriProFocus Agribusiness Finance Fair in Batu. Rather, she was also the motor of the Core Team, as the rest of the team gave their witness. She speaks direct, and she always gets the job done – they described her. Rahel Bekel is Agriculture Service Advisor for OXFAM (Ethiopia Programme), the co-organizer of the Finance Fair. In this brief interview, she will tell us about herself, the role of OXFAM, and the partnership with AgriProFocus Ethiopia in organizing the Fair.

Please tell us about yourself

My name is Rahel Bekele graduated with a Masters Degree from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, USA on Advocacy, Planning and Program Development. I have a diverse work exper

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 April 2015 at 09:08

Farmers Took the Stage

on the 8th Agribusiness Finance Fair held in Batu

Since 2012, AgriProFocus Ethiopia has been organizing agribusiness Finance Fairs which comprise not only agricultural market places, but also paper presentation and panel discussions focused on access to finance, as well as field visits as experience sharing opportunity.

The eighth Finance Fair was organized in Batu (some 165 km south of Addis) in collaboration with OXFAM and its local partner Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, on March 27 and 28, 2015. And it was in this event that farmers took the stage to explain their current situations regarding access to finance.

As Batu, a city in central rift valley, is the center of enormous Oromo people traditions, the Finance Fair was opened by the respected blessings from Aba Gedas (elders and leaders of the Oromo ‘Geda’ system). A group of Oromo women, wearing attractive traditional clothes and singing their spirit-lifting Oromifa songs, have ma

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Batu/Ziway Agribusiness Finance Fair

Event posted by in FSRE Fund
  27 March 2015 to 28 March 2015 - All Day Event

AgriProFocus Ethiopia, together with Oxfam, will organize the 8th Agribusiness Finance Fair in Batu/Ziway (Central Rift Valley) on March 27-28, with a motto “Improving Farmers Access to Financial and Agricultural Services”.

The objective of the Finance Fair, as you can imagine, is to bring together the demand and supply of agricultural finance in the presence of all stakeholders, such as the Government, NGOs, Financial Institutions, and Farmers Cooperatives that are actively engaged in central rift valley area.

The Fair consists a Marketplace which various financial, agricultural and developmental organizations will exhibit their products, services and projects. More over Paper presentations based on a specific theme of access to finance will take place. The second day of the event is reserved for field visits to successful farmers’ organizations and project implementations, as an experience sharing opportunity.

You are all invited to this eighth AgriProFocus Ethiopia Finance Fair.

If you want t

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